- Feb 21, 2004
- United States
Princess Charlene came at the Westminster garden to lay a plot
such a nice account of charlene, her attendance and the significance it has for ex-rhodesians by the person posting the pictures! charlene is herself rhodesian, born in bulawayo. it is nice to hear she took the time to honor her country during this visit to the UK.
A RHODESIAN PRINCESS REMEMBERS.
A small group of of us were waiting at the Rhodesian Plot in the Garden of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey this morning when this beautiful dignified angel came amongst us. Surrounded by security and accompanied by a Catholic Chaplain she prayed and then laid a wreath at the South African plot next door. This was that young girl from Bulawayo who later swam for South Africa at the Olympics and is now Princess Charlene of Monaco.
Of course Rhodesians are not allowed to march on Remembrance Day even though they contributed the most fighting men per capita in both World Wars. They are however allowed a plot and do hold their own quiet Service when the main parade moves off.
such a shame they can't march. is that because they are not a country anymore? does Zimbabwe march?